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Kamala Harris says she wants to abolish private health insurance. The next day, her spokesperson says, “She didn’t really mean it.”
Virginia Governor Northam says he supports abortion after the baby is delivered. His spokesperson quickly issues a statement saying, “He didn’t really mean it.”
They do mean it. They’re like your Uncle who gets plastered at Thanksgiving dinner and tells another family member what he really thinks about him, or her. That is what your Uncle truly thinks. The walk back is the lie.
When Scaramucci covered for Trump by saying “Don’t take him literally, take him symbolically,” the Bill Mahers of the world ridiculed him. But for all his many faults, Trump has never said anything as insane and heartless as the idea that post-birth abortion should be legal.
We’ve reached rock bottom, and we’re still digging. God help us.